AIM with push is officially available!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gzillaration, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. gzillaration macrumors member

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    check it out, it doesnt show up as an update though. I have the free version, just uninstall and reinstall it and it will ask u to use push notification services.


    apple desperately needs to make a manager on the lock screen or something cuz its gonna get verrrrry annoying
     
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  3. PhxBlue macrumors regular

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    Go into your settings and select push services and turn the notification pop up off.
     
  4. gzillaration thread starter macrumors member

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    yea but then if i have multiple apps with push turned on, wouldnt it be nice to have a tiny icon on the lock screen with the badge there too?
     
  5. swb1192 macrumors 6502

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    Perfect solution instead of reinstalling.
     
  6. iamskier macrumors member

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  7. ODog4523 macrumors regular

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    WTF...not working for me. Still trying to get notifications to work in AP mobile too...
     
  8. Clete2 macrumors 65816

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    Sweet. I IMed myself and it's within a 2 second delay. :D
     
  9. samcraig macrumors P6

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    It's nice that AIM is intuitive about push

    Meaning - if you set it to log out immediately when closing the app, push turns off (not an option) - if you decide to stay in from 5 min on to the longest amount - it comes back on
     
  10. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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  11. Clete2 macrumors 65816

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    Well, I noticed that, if I sign into AIM on my PC, I don't get the "you're already logged in message" and when I am messaging someone, I get constant notices from my phone. :(
     
  12. deimos256 macrumors 6502a

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    With this update i think ill actually use it
    although doesnt beejive do multiple Im services?
     
  13. skubish macrumors 68030

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    Both work for me. I have got about 3 push notices from AP today.
     
  14. Diversion macrumors 6502a

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    Too bad this AIM is horrible with battery life.. I'm seeing 1% drain every few minutes just chillin' out in aim.

    What they need for a decent IM app is for it to not maintain a "active" live connection to the internet.. instead use a proxy and just push all incoming and outgoing IMs so that it's just like the Sidekick IM app which hardly uses any battery life by avoiding live connections..

    But, Apple's API won't allow for outgoing pushes I bet.. They just need to hurry up and make a nice iChat app, ugh.
     
  15. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Hmm -- I set my disconnect time for 24 hours after exiting the app.

    Why doesn't my screen name go idle after 10 or 20 minutes? Is there way to do this?
     
  16. Rob Mclovin macrumors 6502

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    No, Mobile AIM doesnt go idle. Ive seen people online for 4 days straight and still say they are available. I just always keep it on Away if i keep it on 24 hours.
     
  17. BulkHedd macrumors 6502

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    I was just checking it out and push is working great. Something I found, though, is that it doesn't look like you can cut/copy from received IMs.
     
  18. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Thank you
     
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  20. Synthetickiller macrumors regular

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    Works well for me.

    If everything has push notification that works this well, I'm impressed. :D
     
  21. alansaysstop macrumors regular

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    Yeah I'm pretty impressed with this. I've been waiting for this feature to come out since I got my 3G on launch day. I went from a sidekick and always being on aim to just checking who's online every once in awhile. Way to go AOL/Apple!
     
  22. nikhsub1 macrumors 68000

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    Uhh, not. My version of AIM had no setting for push until I reinstalled it...
     
  23. vc454469 macrumors newbie

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    excuse me for asking but what does this push business mean in aim? im assuming its similar to email when the messages come in almost realtime... but ive used aim for 2 years on my iphone and my ims have alawys came in on their own?... maybe im missing something
     
  24. jclardy macrumors 68030

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    It means that you can quit your aim app and do something else, and if someone messages you a push notification pop up will show up allowing you to respond.
     
  25. skymastr16 macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know a way around this problem:

    the aim free app only allows you to stay logged into the account for 24 hours before it logs you out. If you are logged out after that 24 hours aim will no longer push messages to your iphone.

    does anyone know of anything that we can do to ensure we don't get logged out after 24 hours WITHOUT logging in everyday if we don't get a message within that 24 hour period?
     

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